The founder of Sipp and wrap consultancy Wealthtime is one of the pioneers in the self-invested pension policy sector and here efforts have helped the Sipp market boom from a niche into a burgeoning and widespread business and she is also a great advocate for wrap platforms but believes many companies could see profitability problems ahead. Interview by Helen Pow.
Standard Life chairman Sir Brian Stewart came under fire from shareholders over the performance of endowment policies at its first annual meeting since demutualisation.Stewart, who retired from his position as chairman following the meeting, described Standard’s results since flotation in July 2006 as “remarkable”, prompting questions from shareholders about why it ditched its much vaunted […]
Neil Jones is Technical Support Manager with Canada Life’s ican Technical Services Team. Canada Life offers a range of wealth management solutions, including retirement income planning, estate planning and investment solutions from a choice of jurisdictions, including the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland. A trust can offer significant advantages when an individual is […]
Invesco Perpetual leads the latest edition of the infamous Spot the Dog report, which identifies underperforming equity funds, as the number of dogs hits a record high. In its bi-annual Spot the Dog report, Bestinvest names and shames funds that have underperformed their benchmarks for three consecutive years and by more than five per cent over […]
Most firms regulated by the FCA are satisfied with its performance and believe it is an efficient regulator, the watchdog has said. The survey conducted by the FCA and its Practitioner Panel – one of its advisory bodies – sought feedback on the regulator’s performance from the firms it oversees. The results showed that both satisfaction and […]
Investing at this stage of the market cycle is a tough balancing act. While over-exposure to risky assets leaves a portfolio vulnerable when a correction really bites, taking too much risk off the table too soon can mean missing out on the remaining opportunities which may still present themselves over the coming months. With so […]